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Acorns to Oaktrees

Heather’s Instapot Stew Recipe

Part of Neefer's adventure in General
Friday
2
December '16

  • 2 1/2 pounds meat (beef, chicken, lamb).
Normal stove top or oven = 4 cups liquid (wine, stock). InstantPot = 2 cups or so. I use saute function to brown meat. Then put meat & juice in bowl. Add some olive oil. Brown up onion, garlic, celery, carrots, other root veggies. About the same amount of veggies as meat, eyeballing. Some green beans. So one onion, three garlic cloves, three celery ribs, three or four carrots, 1/2 lb green beans. Roughly chopped. Or parsnips. Or potato. All about 1/2 inch chop.
Brown it up on saute function.
Throw into bowl with protein.
Deglaze with about 1/4 cup wine. Robust red for red meat, like Zin, or robust white for poultry, or heck, whatever you have open regardless! It’s stew! Who cares? That open bottle is ripe for the cook to taste. Glass for the chef!
Um.
Throw everything back in the pot.
Stir in 1/4 cup flour, or about 1/8 cup if you prefer potato starch, or rice starch, or other non gluten thickener. Stir in REALLY thoroughly.
Add liquid of choice. Stock recommended. Beef for a beef/lamb stew, chicken for a chicken/turkey.
Liquid should lie about 1 inch below the level of ingredients.
Hit cancel. Put on lid. Set for pressure cooking: that is, set the thingy to middle. Sealing? Set for “stew” setting.
About one hour fifteen start to finish.
Do not forget your pasta of choice. I like egg noodles, but again, your choice.
Sometimes I supplement with sour cream. That is the Russian thing.

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November in Livermore

Part of Neefer's adventure in Gardening
Monday
21
November '16

These are pix from last year (2015). It was a really hard year for my New Year rose (left), but my Climbing Joseph’s Coat did very well (right), most likely because it receives some afternoon shade.
It has been a #verytoughyear for my #rosesBut some #roses have thrived

I had no success with my sunflowers until one came up in November. It turned into a frost bitten, shriveled mess by the end of December.
Can I get a #sunflower to grow in the summer? No. However, in November ...

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Lily isn’t into basketball, but she likes having the pack together.

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
Saturday
15
October '16

Lily isn't into basketball, but she likes having the pack together.

Lily is enjoying the first preseason Warriors game tonight.

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Sunset & Moon

Part of Neefer's adventure in General
Saturday
8
October '16

It’s hard to take a steady picture in a rocking boat.
#moon and #sunset

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More Prisma fun

Part of Neefer's adventure in Crafts, Family Stuff
Thursday
6
October '16

Fw: Kayak Pics#prisma #fum

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Pumpkin Patch

Part of Neefer's adventure in Gardening
Wednesday
5
October '16

My very own #pumpkinPatch

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Enjoying the Delta

Part of Neefer's adventure in Family Stuff
Tuesday
4
October '16

Fw: Kayak Pics

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Another fun app: Prisma

Part of Neefer's adventure in Crafts, Gardening
Monday
3
October '16

#asianpears#prisms #asianpears

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Gardening Pix

Part of Neefer's adventure in General
Sunday
2
October '16

We weren't watering enough.  We added a day, and we are getting veggies. #cucumbers #zucchinis #tomatoes#watercanna in my pond.All my #sunflowers have turned their backs to the sun. 🌻#nakedladies are back#ipoema aka #sweetpotatoes with #celosia and #gerberadaisies

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Sunset Pix

Part of Neefer's adventure in General
Saturday
1
October '16

#sunset #mountdiablo #oaktree#sunset #mountdiablo and #nooaktree#sunset #mountdiablo #delta#sunset #mountdiablo

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